The Saga of Michigan’s Snowshoe Priest

For decades now, snowshoeing has received year-round publicity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, thanks to the efforts of Bishop Frederic Baraga a Catholic priest who Native Americans affectionately dubbed the Snowshoe Priest back in the 19th Century.

Bishop Baraga didn’t simply … Continue reading

2017 Snowshoe Magazine Photo Competition

There are always so many great opportunities to get great photos. The snow with the great lighting makes it possible to catch photos like this one…

At Snowshoe Magazine, we wanted to give the opportunity for readers to submit their … Continue reading

Beyond the Edge: Sir Edmund Hillary’s 12 Reveals for “Going the Extra Distance”

Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon Sunday, July 20, 1969, at 10:56 p.m., signifying one of mankind’s greatest breakthroughs and accomplishments.

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The date May 29, 1953, stands for another of mankind’s greatest breakthroughs and accomplishments though not as … Continue reading

“Running Everyman” World’s Greatest Olympian

Rio’s 2016 Olympic Games and the surrounding media blitz rival other Games’ sites. Read the history evolving from these global festivities, athletes, and competitions that live in a type of infamy bubbling up every four years in the dominant summer … Continue reading

Snowshoeing, Skiing, Eating, and Playing at Lone Mountain Ranch

I fell in love with LMR (Lone Mountain Ranch) the first time I saw it. Nestled into a valley in Big Sky, Montana, the ranch somehow manages to be cozy while rambling up the valley and into the … Continue reading

Winter Retreat At Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Snowshoe trail at Devil's Thumb Ranch. Photo by Kim Fuller.

Snowshoe trail at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Photo by Kim Fuller.

On a clear Sunday morning in late-January, early bird cross-country skiers were gliding on the freshly groomed tracks of Devil’s Thumb Ranch, a resort in Tabernash, Colorado, located 77 … Continue reading

Extreme Snowshoeing!

Growing up in the shadows of the Wasatch Mountains, extreme sports are simply a way of life. So when it came time to strap on a pair of snowshoes with my trail buddy, and brother-in-law, Chris Campbell, 13 time finisher … Continue reading

Whumphing and Mountain Snowshoe Adventures: Andrew Nugara’s World

“All of a sudden, this big crack appearing in the snow . . . ” an avalanche forming directly in front of him, introducing in a forceful way to adventure snowshoer Andrew Nugara the imminent and clear danger at hand. … Continue reading

Five Things To Do With Snowshoes That Aren’t (Exactly) Snowshoeing

What do you picture when you think of snowshoeing? Walking along a trail winding through the woods, poles in hands, heart rate rising? Maybe a line of people crossing a snowy meadow?

Relentless forward motion is one way to snowshoe, … Continue reading

What’s a Yooper? And what’s a Yooper doing on snowshoes?

What’s a Yooper? From The Associated Press caption, dated May 19, 2014, reads, “Da ‘Yoopers’ added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary celebrating residents of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.” Yes, in April that year, Merriam-Webster added: “Yooper noun: a native or resident of … Continue reading

Screams of Pain: The Danelle Ballengee Story

On December 13th, 2006 I went for a run with my dog, Tasman, just outside of Moab, Utah. About an hour into my run I was hiking up a small canyon to connect to a jeep trail and complete my … Continue reading

Trekkin’ with Toddlers: Passing on the Snowshoeing Tradition

Our toddler grandson, Jack, loves to spend time in the woods behind our house here on the east coast of Canada. He also loves to get out in the snow. Our oft time, six month winter meant we were going … Continue reading